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B & E and arson

After an ongoing investigation into multiple break and enters in the Osoyoos area, the Osoyoos RCMP obtained an arrest warrant on April 11 for Scott Paquette, 47, of no fixed address.

DNA evidence linked him to a break in of a fifth wheel trailer located on Lakeshore Drive, which occurred in late January.

On April 13, the RCMP and South Okanagan Traffic Services located and arrested Paquette in Osoyoos.

He was held in custody and appeared in court the following day, where he pleaded guilty and received a 90 day jail sentence.

Also on April 11, the fire department and RCMP officers responded to a break-in and arson at Local Charlie's restaurant on 9913 Main Street.

Thieves broke into the restaurant and stole alcohol and food before setting a table on fire in the dining room area.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze and a police forensic specialist examined the scene.

The arson is under investigation by the RCMP.

If anyone has information on this crime, they are asked to call the RCMP at (250) 495-7236 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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